Putting their names, their reputations and their careers on the line. And there are some big names here. I salute them all.
“Angelo Ricci, professor at Padova University, Italy, says global warming does not exist,” says geologist Dr. Mirco Poletto. “CO2 is not a pollutant and mass media is leading public opinion in the wrong direction.”
“The anthropic origin of global warming is a conjecture,” reads the headline on tempi.it.
Renato Angelo Ricci, professor emeritus of Physics at the University of Padua, former president of the Italian Society of Physics and of the European Physical Society, is among the signatories of “Climate, a counter-current petition” published a few days ago by the Opinion .
The letter, addressed to politicians, contains the signatures of scholars, professors, high-level experts on the theme of “anthropic global warming”. In addition to Ricci, important academic personalities such as Uberto Crescenti, Franco Prodi, Antonino Zichichi have also signed it. Their goal is to recall everyone to healthy realism in the face of increasingly frequent climate alarms.
Ricci says he is baffled by the fact that “now it seems we can no longer discuss anything. Anyone who raises doubts about climate change of anthropic origin is banned. It is absurd. Scientists now have to wait for retirement in order to be able to say what they think because if they dared question the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), they would immediately be pointed out as “denialists,” “imbeciles” or even “criminals”. “The result is that the leaders of the various States take measures based on these assumptions and spend billions of euros that could be destined to better causes”.
The climate always changes
There has always been and will always be climate changes. The petition recalls that “the heating observed since 1900 actually started in the 1700s, ie at the minimum of the Little Ice Age, the coldest period of the last 10,000 years”. On the contrary, “the anthropic origin of global warming is an unproven hypothesis, deduced only from some climate models based on complex computer programs”.
Nature governs the climate
Ricci and the others who oppose the alarmist vulgate do not accept the claim that “97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is of anthropic origin.” Apart from the fact that scientific truths do not assert themselves by majority (Galileo teaches this), this is not true anyway, it is false. As mentioned in the petition, many authoritative colleagues like those (thousands) gathered around the physicist Frederick Seitz, former president of the American National Academy of Sciences, in addition to those adhering to the Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (Nipcc), argue that “nature, not man’s activity, governs the climate”.
Ten more years. Again. And again.
If anything, adds Ricci with bitter irony, “the only 99 or 97 percent consensus is the large press and the media … lined up compactly on the side of those who support anthropic global warming. Every ten yearsthey tell us that we have only ten years to save the planet. More than thirty have passed. By now we have not only lost the light of scientific reason, but also the sense of ridicule “.
1. Uberto Crescenti, Emeritus Professor of Applied Geology, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, formerly Rector and President of the Italian Geological Society.
2. Giuliano Panza, Professor of Seismology, University of Trieste, Academician of the Lincei and of the National Academy of Sciences, called of the XL, 2018 International Award of the American Geophysical Union.
3. Alberto Prestininzi, Professor of Applied Geology, La Sapienza University, Rome, formerly Scientific Editor in Chief of the magazine International IJEGE and Director of the Geological Risk Forecasting and Control Research Center.
4. Franco Prodi, Professor of Atmospheric Physics, University of Ferrara.
5. Franco Battaglia, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Modena; Galileo Movement 2001.
6. Mario Giaccio, Professor of Technology and Economics of Energy Sources, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, former Dean of the Faculty of Economics.
7. Enrico Miccadei, Professor of Physical Geography and Geomorphology, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
8. Nicola Scafetta, Professor of Atmospheric Physics and Oceanography, Federico II University, Naples.
I salute these brave signatories:
1. Antonino Zichichi, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Bologna, Founder and President of the Ettore Center for Scientific Culture Majorana di Erice.
2. Renato Angelo Ricci, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Padua, former President of the Italian Society of Physics and Society European Physics; Galileo Movement 2001.
3. Aurelio Misiti, Professor of Health-Environmental Engineering, University of Sapienza, Rome.
4. Antonio Brambati, Professor of Sedimentology, University of Trieste, Project Manager Paleoclima-mare of PNRA, already President of the National Oceanography Commission.
5. Cesare Barbieri, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy, University of Padua.
6. Sergio Bartalucci, Physicist, President of the Association of Scientists and Tecnolgi for Italian Research.
7. Antonio Bianchini, Professor of Astronomy, University of Padua.
8. Paolo Bonifazi, former Director of the Institute of Interplanetary Space Physics, National Astrophysical Institute.
9. Francesca Bozzano, Professor of Applied Geology, Sapienza University of Rome, Director of the CERI Research Center.
10. Marcello Buccolini, Professor of Geomorphology, University University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
11. Paolo Budetta, Professor of Applied Geology, University of Naples.
12. Monia Calista, Researcher in Applied Geology, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
13. Giovanni Carboni, Professor of Physics, Tor Vergata University, Rome; Galileo Movement 2001.
14. Franco Casali, Professor of Physics, University of Bologna and Bologna Academy of Sciences.
15. Giuliano Ceradelli, Engineer and climatologist, ALDAI.
16. Domenico Corradini, Professor of Historical Geology, University of Modena.
17. Fulvio Crisciani, Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, University of Trieste and Marine Sciences Institute, Cnr, Trieste.
18. Carlo Esposito, Professor of Remote Sensing, La Sapienza University, Rome.
19. Mario Floris, Professor of Remote Sensing, University of Padua.
20. Gianni Fochi, Chemist, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa; scientific journalist.
21. Mario Gaeta, Professor of Volcanology, La Sapienza University, Rome.
22. Giuseppe Gambolati, Fellow of the American Geophysica Union, Professor of Numerical Methods, University of Padua.
23. Rinaldo Genevois, Professor of Applied Geology, University of Padua.
24. Carlo Lombardi, Professor of Nuclear Plants, Milan Polytechnic.
25. Luigi Marino, Geologist, Geological Risk Forecasting and Control Research Center, La Sapienza University, Rome.
26. Salvatore Martino, Professor of Seismic Microzonation, La Sapienza University, Rome.
27. Paolo Mazzanti, Professor of Satellite Interferometry, La Sapienza University, Rome.
28. Adriano Mazzarella, Professor of Meteorology and Climatology, University of Naples.
29. Carlo Merli, Professor of Environmental Technologies, La Sapienza University, Rome.
30. Alberto Mirandola, Professor of Applied Energetics and President of the Research Doctorate in Energy, University of Padua.
31. Renzo Mosetti, Professor of Oceanography, University of Trieste, former Director of the Department of Oceanography, Istituto OGS, Trieste.
32. Daniela Novembre, Researcher in Mining Geological Resources and Mineralogical Applications, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti Pescara.
33. Sergio Ortolani, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Padua.
34. Antonio Pasculli, Researcher of Applied Geology, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
35. Ernesto Pedrocchi, Professor Emeritus of Energetics, Polytechnic of Milan.
36. Tommaso Piacentini, Professor of Physical Geography and Geomorphology, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
37. Guido Possa, nuclear engineer, formerly Deputy Minister Miur.
38. Mario Luigi Rainone, Professor of Applied Geology, University of Chieti-Pescara.
39. Francesca Quercia, Geologist, Research Director, Ispra.
40. Giancarlo Ruocco, Professor of Structure of Matter, La Sapienza University, Rome.
41. Sergio Rusi, Professor of Hydrogeology, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
42. Massimo Salleolini, Professor of Applied Hydrogeology and Environmental Hydrology, University of Siena.
43. Emanuele Scalcione, Head of Regional Agrometeorological Service Alsia, Basilicata.
44. Nicola Sciarra, Professor of Applied Geology, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
45. Leonello Serva, Geologist, Director of Geological Services of Italy; Galileo Movement 2001.
46. Luigi Stedile, Geologist, Geological Risk Review and Control Research Center, La Sapienza University, Rome.
47. Giorgio Trenta, Physicist and Physician, President Emeritus of the Italian Association of Medical Radiation Protection; Galileo Movement 2001.
48. Gianluca Valenzise, Director of Research, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome.
49. Corrado Venturini, Professor of Structural Geology, University of Bologna.
50. Franco Zavatti, Astronomy Researcher, University of Bologna.
51. Achille Balduzzi, Geologist, Agip-Eni.
52. Claudio Borri, Professor of Construction Sciences, University of Florence, Coordinator of the International Doctorate in Engineering Civil.
53. Pino Cippitelli, Agip-Eni Geologist.
54. Franco Di Cesare, Executive, Agip-Eni.
55. Serena Doria, Researcher of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
56. Enzo Siviero, Professor of Ponti, University of Venice, Rector of the e-Campus University.
57. Pietro Agostini, Engineer, Association of Scientists and Tecnolgi for Italian Research.
58. Donato Barone, Engineer.
59. Roberto Bonucchi, Teacher.
60. Gianfranco Brignoli, Geologist.
61. Alessandro Chiaudani, Ph.D. agronomist, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
62. Antonio Clemente, Researcher in Urban Planning, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
63. Luigi Fressoia, urban architect, Perugia.
64. Sabino Gallo, nuclear engineer.
65. Daniela Giannessi, First Researcher, Ipcf-Cnr, Pisa.
66. Roberto Grassi, Engineer, Director of G&G, Rome.
67. Alberto Lagi, Engineer, President of Restoration of Complex Damaged Plants.
68. Luciano Lepori, Ipcf-Cnr Researcher, Pisa.
69. Roberto Madrigali, Metereologo.
70. Ludovica Manusardi, Nuclear physicist and scientific journalist, Ugis.
71. Maria Massullo, Technologist, Enea-Casaccia, Rome.
72. Enrico Matteoli, First Researcher, Ipcf-Cnr, Pisa.
73. Gabriella Mincione, Professor of Sciences and Techniques of Laboratory Medicine, University G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
74. Massimo Pallotta, First Technologist, National Institute for Nuclear Physics.
75. Enzo Pennetta, Professor of Natural Sciences and scientific divulger.
76. Nunzia Radatti, Chemist, Sogin.
77. Vincenzo Romanello, Nuclear Engineer, Research Center, Rez, Czech Republic.
78. Alberto Rota, Engineer, Researcher at Cise and Enel.
79. Massimo Sepielli, Director of Research, Enea, Rome.